The Indicators System
One of the most basic functions of theObservatory is the calculation and processing of a system of indicators. Through the system establish a continuous and regular basis the Observatory, monitors the evolution of the main figures and results of the change during a year. This development and any changes are reflected in Reports Results. Moreover, the results for all indicators systematically processed and presented in the Press Statement, which will be available in printed and electronic form.
Specifically in the Reports Results provides information on the evolution of each indicator and full information for specialized processing of indicators per thematic and geographical area, both text form and as in the form of tables. Finally, the results of the examination of the indicators associated with issues such as the accessibility of regions, the environmental impact, the mobility of human resources, etc. They will form the basis for the Trade Impact of the road network.
The longitudinal study, record and monitor spatial, socio-economic, environmental, urban and transport indicators enables the creation of a comprehensive picture of the manner in which the projects affecting the regions through which they pass and larger areas can and extends throughout the country.
Specifically, these indicators help to quantify the impact in order to allow a full and documented analysis process, measurement and design of mediated changes in space and the support and documentation necessary political actions and decisions. To this end, the Observatory recorded, apart from the direct effects and their lasting impact on the accessibility of the transit areas, either individually and in combination with the other roads in the country. Finally, it is noted that the assessment of the effects of the operation of the major road projects, not the recording of a static situation, but necessarily extends dynamically in time and is a continuous, methodical and scientifically proven assessment process of spatial effects, which follows both progress of construction and operation of the road network which is the reference of the Centre in the coming years.
The indicator system that monitors the plot is divided into three major sections:
Spatial – Demographic Indicators
Spatial – Demographic order to depict the spatial effects of road network. Based on these indicators define the zones of influence, the potential beneficiary population, accessibility areas and points of the region and the distribution of phenomena in space.
The group of indicators relates sizes mentioned in the works themselves as congestion, waiting time, travel characteristics. The recording and timeless depiction of these figures is intended both documented and systematic monitoring of the operation of the roads network and the calculation of key figures for the calculation of indicators other categories.
Socioeconomic indicators intended to describe the nature of the economy of the regions affected by the projects, through their temporal variation. These indicators are studying the effects of the projects with the lowest level of regional unity analyzing the impact of projects in the local and wider area. To better capture the effects in this category included four sub-indices:
a. Economic regions sizes (income, employment, etc.).
b. Poverty, inequality and social exclusion
c. Areas and areas of development, infrastructure
d. Business and Entrepreneurship
It should be noted that the set of indicators is a dynamic system that is changeable both by the monitoring requirements phenomena and by the availability of data.